South Yorkshire fire chiefs offer cash grants

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Community and voluntary groups are invited to apply for grants from a £2 million fund set up to reduce fires across South Yorkshire.

The fund has been set up by South Yorkshire Fire Authority and groups can bid for anything from £5,000 to £250,000 to support projects which reduce injuries, save lives and make South Yorkshire safer.

Fire Authority chairman Councillor Jim Andrews said: “For many years, the fire service has been very successful at driving down incidents.

“South Yorkshire is a safer place to live today than it has been at any time in its history.

“But as an authority we know we can only sustain these improvements by working together with partners to make community safety work joined-up, and responding to local needs.

“That’s why we’ve decided to set aside this money, because we know it is only by working alongside community groups, charities and other partner agencies that we can continue to make the lives of the most vulnerable people in society safer.”

Applications have to be in by February 10.

Visit www.syfire.gov.uk for more information and to apply.